Madison Murtagh, Marie Schobel Lead Penn State Past West Virginia

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Madison Murtagh, Marie Schobel Lead Penn State Past West Virginia

Seniors Madison Murtagh and Marie Schobel won two events each in Penn State’s 181-107 win at West Virginia Friday.

Murtagh won the 200 freestyle in 1:51.84, a 1-2 finish with Catherine Stanford. She also won the 500 free ahead of teammate Abby Amdor.

Schobel led a backstroke sweep in both events, pacing a 1-2-3 finish in the 100 back in 55.09, then a 2:00.32 in the 200. Schobel also led off the winning 400 medley relay, pairing with Maddie Cook, Maura Fluehr and Stanford.

Liv Jack won the 100 breast, and Kylie Rydland won the 200 breast ahead of Jack. Morgan Rinn captured the 200 fly and Amdor and Cooke went 1-2 in the 50 free as the Nittany Lions claimed the top four spots (and top six overall, with exhibitions). Sierra Shurts and Tatum Evans went 1-2 in three-meter diving for the Nittany Lions.

Emily Knorr got a win for the Mountaineers in the 1,000 free for the only win in the pool. Sarah Krusinksi won the one-meter diving event with 269.85 points.

“I’m really proud of our ladies this evening, obviously it was a big challenge but I’m most impressed with how we stayed within our own system and raced in our own lanes,” West Virginia coach Vic Riggs said in a team release. “There was a lot of improvement from last WV State Games, which is what we were looking for. There are still areas we can improve on for our next meet.”